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US Lends More Airpower to Somalia’s Fight vs. al-Shabab

ABOARD US MILITARY AIRCRAFT – The United States is again targeting fighters with the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab terror group in Somalia, launching its second airstrike in the past four days following a nearly six-month hiatus that began when Preside…

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Record Number of People Fleeing Armed Attacks in Burkina Faso

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency on Friday called for concerted action to help record-breaking numbers of people forced to flee increasingly violent armed attacks in Burkina Faso.The attacks on civilians and security forces by jihadist groups are incre…

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Food Aid Remains Out of Reach for Millions in Tigray

GENEVA – The World Food Program is renewing its appeal for unimpeded access to Ethiopia’s northern province of Tigray, where an estimated four million people are suffering from acute hunger.In a rare bit of good news, the World Food Program says the U….

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Activists: West Darfur Women Suffer Depression After Deadly Fighting

Hundreds of women displaced by recent inter-communal fighting in the Al Geneina town of West Darfur are suffering from anxiety and depression as they shoulder the responsibility of caring for their families without husbands, say women’s rights activis…

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US Strikes Al-Shabab in Somalia for First Time in Six Months

Somali commandos coming under attack from the al-Shabab terror group got some help from above, for the first time in months, in the form of a U.S. airstrike.The Pentagon late Tuesday confirmed U.S. forces were behind the single strike near Galkayo, abo…

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HRW: Kenya Mishandled COVID Cash Program for the Poor

In a report released Tuesday, Human Rights Watch accused the Kenyan government of failing to properly handle a cash transfer program intended to help the poor during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rights group says the money instead went to people connect…

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Chess Brings Hope to Kenya Youth in Informal Settlement

More than half of the Kenyan capital’s nearly five million people live in slums, where many young people are lured by drugs and crime. In one neighborhood, a group is using the game of chess to help transform the lives of young people.We are in Mukuru …

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Poverty at Root of South Africa Violence and Looting: Analyst

After a week of public violence that shocked the world, South Africa is beginning to reflect on the cause.Mass looting and destruction of property followed the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court after he refused to testify at …

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